Mission Hospital (126)

Mission Emergency and Trauma Care

Mission Health’s Emergency Services includes western North Carolina’s designated Level II Trauma Center at Mission Hospital, ground transportation by Regional Transport Services (RTS) and air transport provided by Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) with both able to provide transport for neo-natal patients, and select telehealth specialties at regional hospitals with medical direction provided by specialists based at Mission Hospital. All member hospitals except Asheville Specialty Hospital have Emergency Departments staffed 24 hours a day.

Trauma & Acute Care Surgery

The Trauma & Acute Care Surgery and Orthopedic Trauma Service physicians of Mission Hospital are here to treat the most severely injured patients from the region. These two surgical services are staffed with board certified, highly skilled, quality focused, compassionate physicians and midlevel providers. Mission Hospital is the only designated Trauma Center in western North Carolina. Our regional trauma system was established to ensure that people with serious injury receive appropriate stabilization, transport and high quality trauma care. From first responders and community hospitals to the trauma center and rehabilitation facilities, our region has a robust coordinated network of providers. By working together, we provide exceptional trauma care every hour of every day.

Orthopedic Trauma

Mission Hospital is the only designated trauma center in western North Carolina (State designated Level II Trauma Center).

As a designated trauma center, Mission Hospital accepts all trauma patients from the region. Regional hospital referrals are accepted by Mission’s Emergency Department physicians on behalf of the Trauma Surgeons. Injured patients may also arrive via EMS or self referral from anywhere in the region.

TSN Coordinator


Stephanie Lindsay
Email Coordinator

Asheville, North Carolina, 28801

work: (828) 213-4242

[email protected]

Upcoming Programs & Events

Trauma Survivor Network Group Meeting

Every Third thursday  6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

TSN Group meetings are held once a month. We plan on restarting in person meetings in August 2023! Each month we will have a different topic we discuss or learn about surrounding trauma.
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Stephanie Lindsay 
Email: [email protected]

NextSteps Online

Ongoing The NextSteps program is a free 6-week self management course designed to recognize that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. based on the principles of self-management. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life. Learn more here.


Community Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act


The ADA website provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Amputee Coalition


The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. Resources and information for children, adults, and families.

Brain Injury Association of America


The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for adults and children affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups.



Brainline provides education and resources about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric survivors and their families. They focus on treatment and recovery information for moderate to severe TBI symptoms in both adults and children.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation


The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

Family Caregiver Alliance


The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of family and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It provides support, information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving. These include online support and resources, navigators to help locate support services by state, and the National Center on Caregiving which unites research, policy, and practice to develop cost-effective programs for caregivers.

Hope After Head Injury


Hope After Head Injury exists to bring hope to those who have been impacted by brain injury in their life, whether going through the experience themselves or caring for a loved one. They understand that the journey through head trauma is a road that when walked alone can be scary and lonely. Through the voices of brain injury survivors and caregivers they provide awareness, encouragement, and hope.

National Center for PTSD


The National Center for PTSD offers national resources for trauma survivors and families, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline (SAMHSA)


This helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. The SAMHSA website also offers a treatment locator to identify local mental health providers. For assistance, call 1-800-662-HELP, TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or visit www.samhsa.gov/

Four Seasons: Grief Support for Adults and Teens


Local support group regarding grief Local phone number: (828) 692-6178 Toll Free number: (866) 466-9734

Western NC Brain Injury Support Group

[email protected]

Brain injury support group for WNC